Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I get on the list?

Unlike many publishers, we meet most of our editorial and proofreading needs in-house. When we do need to use freelance editorial help, we turn to a list of people who have worked for us for some time. Only rarely do we need to add someone new to the list.

We would, however, be glad to see your resume. You may send it to our regular address:

Attn: Editorial Department
Eerdmans Publishing Co.
2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I would like to work for Eerdmans Publishing. Are you hiring?

Yes, we are! These positions are currently open:

Field Sales Manager

Position Description:
We are seeking a dynamic Field Sales Manager with strong sales experience to develop and execute long term and short term sales strategies across very diverse markets: trade, children's, and academic. We seek a professional with a proven track record in book sales and marketing, who is also creative and open to all the possibilities of the current and future marketplace. Knowledge of academic religious publishing is strongly preferred. Relocation to Grand Rapids, Michigan is required. This is a full time position reporting to the Director of Sales.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Call on accounts in a variety of market segments, presenting new titles and key backlist titles, negotiating co-op spends, and following up to secure orders and re-orders
  • Maintain relationships with accounts via phone calls, email, Edelweiss, and a variety of other sales tools
  • Generate revenue growth for existing accounts and establish relationships with new accounts
  • Attend various trade shows, conferences, and conventions
  • Create and implement promotions appropriate for each market segment
  • Attend and participate in weekly sales and marketing meetings
Market Segments:
  • Wholesale book distributors
  • National chains (general and religious trade)
  • Library jobbers
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of sales/marketing experience (preferably in religious book publishing)
  • Demonstrated success in managing and growing key account business
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, presentation and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Eerdmans titles as well as similar titles from other publishers
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to employment@eerdmans.com with subject line: Field Sales Manager.

Internet Marketing Assistant

Full-time: 40 hours; in house; Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Position Description
Working with and under the direction of the Internet Marketing Manager and in cooperation with the members of marketing and sales department, the Internet Marketing Assistant will aid the creation and management of written and other content for online promotional, marketing, and sales efforts, including our website (Eerdmans.com), social media, and e-newsletters.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Social Media: Assist in the researching, writing, and posting of timely and engaging content on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Tumblr, and/or other social media sites as desired.
  • Email Marketing: Assist in the writing, editing, and layout of email marketing campaigns.
  • Website: Assist in the creation, maintenance, and regular updating of content on all Eerdmans websites.
  • Video Marketing: Support the Internet Marketing Manager in the creation of book trailers, author interviews, and other promotional videos.
  • Internet Advertising: Support the Internet Marketing Manager in the creation of web-based advertising campaigns.
Required Qualifications:
  • B.A. in marketing, communications, English, journalism, theology, biblical studies, or relevant field
  • Experience and skill in:
    • copywriting, especially in a marketing context
    • proofreading
    • social media marketing
    • website administration and maintenance
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Constant Contact
    • Tumblr
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google Plus
    • Pinterest
  • Above-average theological and biblical literacy
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively
Desired Qualifications:
  • Competence in web design, including familiarity with HTML/CSS and other coding languages
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • LibraryThing
    • Goodreads
    • WordPress
    • Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of and experience with Eerdmans titles and the religious book publishing industry in general
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing samples to webmaster@eerdmans.com.